Stadium beers aren’t cheap. Marcus Peters’ wasn’t, either.
The NFL fined the Ravens cornerback $14,037 for drinking a beer after helping to clinch a Week 14 win over the Buffalo Bills. Peters’ deflection of a pass from Bills quarterback Josh Allen with about a minute left essentially sealed the Ravens’ 24-17 win, and he celebrated with cheering fans in the first row of seats at New Era Field.
The win clinched a playoff berth for the Ravens. On Thursday, the team routed the New York Jets to repeat as AFC North champion.
Peters, who has been one of the NFL’s top cornerbacks since the Ravens acquired him in a midseason trade with the Los Angeles Rams, didn’t appear bothered by the fine for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Bud Light in a tweet offered to “match the tab” by donating $14,000 to a charity in Peters name.
Peters, a pending free agent, has three interceptions, two of which he’s returned for touchdowns, and nine passes defended in eight games with the Ravens.